Plasma Physics in Astronomy and Cosmology

Author: Opher, R.

Source: Astrophysics and Space Science, Volume 256, Numbers 1-2, 1997 , pp. 37-50(14)

Publisher: Springer

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Abstract:

We discuss some of the major areas in astronomy and cosmology where plasma physics is important: (1) origin of stars; (2) distortions of the microwave background radiation; (3) expansion rate of the Early Universe; (4) the magnetic fields and relativistic electrons in jets; (5) the collimation of jets; (6) the origin of stellar winds; (7) the origin of filaments and clouds not gravitationally bound; and (8) the origin of cosmic rays.

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: Instituto Astronômico e Geofísico, Universidade de São Paulo, Av. Miguel Stéfano, 4200 CEP 04301-904, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

Publication date: January 1, 1997

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